Michael Dean Grulli Music Lessons

Michael Dean Grulli Music Lessons

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I am currently in 3 bands and have 15 students! I live for music teaching music is fun because you can cator to the individual student and what they are looking for with in music! I have an A.A. In music and am looking forward to my solo career as a singer songwriter/ producer I was recently on a track that was nominated for a Grammy playing Harmonica in 2015 for an Artist named Windwalker.you can also catch me teaching at Joeys Music in Elcajon off Broadwy. Thank you and hope to see you soon to help you find your passion in music.

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San Diego, CA 92104
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to ask what within music draws my students to music and what they love about it. I love to teach exercise's and music pieces that free up the fingers making the fingers more nimble to hit the desired notes when a piece is learned with the right fingering.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a associates degree in Music, Humanities and Fine Arts. I have played music sinc I was 7 years old and am currently in 3 bands and write my own material.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I usually charge between 30 and 35 a half hour!

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at Joey's music in La Mesa and wanted to give my students short cuts to success in music.

What types of students have you worked with?

I currently have a variety of students some piano some Guitar some vocal. I have an older student in his seventies who just had a stroke and I am teaching and retraining him to sing properly and speak with full sentences. It is because of him I have decided to go back to school to get my bachelors degree in Music Therapy and possible a Masters in Music studies. I also teach several children and have a couple of middle aged guitar students as well.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I wrote and played a song for a bass player in my band who passed away. I drove up to Bakersfield where his family lived for the funeral he was a good friend of mine his name was Dean lackey. I got up on stage in front of over 500 people who came to his funeral and played this song where everyone was in mourning but through music was able to celebrate his life as people cried out with joy and happiness  because of the person he was. It was quite an honor and very meaning ful unlike any Trophy I have ever received for music!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure your teacher makes it fun and teaches you what you want music is so big their are plenty of area's to study. Make sure they focus on what you want to learn.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What  their goals may be if the student has any, it is important for teachers to be able to focus on each student individually because we are all different and have plenty of different tastes even within music.